Zambia extends state of emergency by three months: presidency office

Reuters News
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Posted: Jul 11, 2017 2:46 PM

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia's parliament voted on Tuesday to extend the state of emergency by three months, the presidency's office said in a statement.

President Edgar Lungu invoked emergency powers last week to deal with "acts of sabotage" by his political opponents, after fire gutted the country's biggest market.

(Reporting by Chiwoyu Sinyangwe; Writing by Tiisetso Motsoeneng; Editing by Alison Williams)